Sunday, January 10, 2010

India-Sri Lanka ODI Overdose

Date: 10.01.2010
Venue: Mirpur, Bangladesh
Idea Cup, League Stage Game 5: India eased to a comfortable 8 wicket win over Sri Lanka with nearly 18 overs to spare in a completely one-sided game.
Nothing special about this game. Except that this was the 120th ODI between India & Sri Lanka. This makes it the equal best with Australia-West Indies as the most number of bilateral games between any countries. In fact, in the recent times, the frequency seems to have increased even more now. India seems to be playing Sri Lanka more than any other team.
2008 - Tests & ODI series in Sri Lanka
2009 - ODI series in Sri Lanka (as a result of the cancellation of the Pakistan tour)
2009 - Compaq Cup in SRi Lanka
2009 - Tests, T20, ODI series in India
2010 - Idea Cup in Bangladesh
And with today's win now a India-Sri Lanka final is assured in the Idea Cup also. So another ODI (not again...). As a fan, I am truly bored of so much bilateral cricket.
There are 8 other Test nations plus some 6 ODI playing nations. Why not have matches spread amongst everyone. Better scheduling of the international calendar is definitely required.

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